Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Keep your distance. Those are the rules. But when even adults struggle…how do you convince school kids? Critics say authorities haven’t come up with consistent strategies to protect schoolchildren. The coronavirus pandemic closed German schools in March, then came the summer break. Now, some have reopened. But the process has not been without controversy and setbacks: a few schools have already closed again after COVID-19 cases were found. What’s more important? Educating kids or keeping everyone healthy? Or can we do both?
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